THE UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (with placement year) prepares you for a career in accountancy or the financial sector, and gives you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice.

You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management, and study topics such as:

  • Capital Markets, Investment and Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Company Law and Administration

The programme gives you solid theoretical foundations, and applies this knowledge to real-world commercial situations.

You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector. You’ll learn how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value, and develop the techniques and understanding of specialist databases you need for a career in the accounting and finance sector.

A sandwich placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence - and boosts your employability on graduation.

Programme description

Our BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (with placement year) prepares you for a career in accountancy or the financial sector, and gives you a strong understanding of core business principles and practice.

You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of how accounting and finance fits into the broader context of business and management, and study topics such as:

  • Capital Markets, Investment and Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Company Law and Administration

The programme gives you solid theoretical foundations, and applies this knowledge to real-world commercial situations.

You will be taught by leading academics with extensive experience in the accounting and finance sector. You’ll learn how to develop and apply accounting and finance strategies that enhance corporate value, and develop the techniques and understanding of specialist databases you need for a career in the accounting and finance sector.

A sandwich placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence - and boosts your employability on graduation.

Key Modules

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

Many of our Accounting and Finance modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Association of International Accountants (AIA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CPA Australia
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Module & Subject

Year one - Business Economics (core) Introduction to Accounting (core) Introduction to Finance (core) Quantitative Methods in Information Management (core) Student Self-Development (core) Operations and Information Systems Management (option) People, Work and Organisations (option)

Year two - Business Law (core) Capital Markets, Investment and Finance (core) Company Law and Administration (core) Economics of Industry (core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Financial Accounting (core) Financial Management (core) Management Accounting (core) Econometrics and Business Forecasting (option) Employee Relations (option) Fundamentals of Decision Support (option) Management of Service Operations (option) Marketing Research (option) Organisational Analysis (option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) The Transformation of Work (option).

Year four – Auditing (core) Contemporary Issues in Accounting (core) Corporate Reporting (core) International Accounting (core) International Finance (core) Taxation (core) Applied Strategic Management (option) Corporate Marketing (option) Creativity and Innovation (option) Electronic Commerce (option) Enterprise and Innovation in Practice (option) Ethics in Business and Society (option) Global Business Environment (option) Human Resource Development (option) Human Resource Management (option) International and Comparative Employment Relations (option) International Business Strategy (option) Managing Business in Europe (option) Marketing and Entrepreneurship (option) Organisational Change (option) Personal Financial Planning (option) Portfolio Investment Management (option) Strategic Information Systems (option) Sustainable Operations Management (option) The Financial Services Sector and its Environment (option) Understanding Strategic Management (option) Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Entry Requirements
  • A levels-There are no specific subject requirements.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma
  • DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.
  • Applicants on Access Programmes,Meet UCAS Tariff (122) — there are no specific subject requirements.
  • International Baccalaureate requirements-120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects.
  • Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
  • Plus minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
  • English language requirements-Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
  • If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »
  • CIFS entry requirement-If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies
  • 80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no subtest less than 5.0.
  • CIFS modules to be taken-Students study the four core modules plus:
  • Global Business Environment And ONE additional module from the following:
  • Foundation in Chemistry
    Introduction to the Social Sciences
    Foundation in Human Biology
    Foundation Mathematics 2
    Progression requirements for degree programme
  • An overall average of at least 65%
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14950.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
Local Student:   9250
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  University of Bradford Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1DP UK
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER